The focus of the project is to understand the neural basis of working memory in the brain of crows. I’m particularly interested in the neural limitations and control of working memory. To find evolutionary similarities between the brains of birds and mammals, the results will later be compared directly to mammalian data.
This project requires extensive behavioral training, extracellular recordings and data analysis in Matlab. You are the ideal candidate if you have experience with these techniques and a background in neuroscience or a related field. But most importantly, you need a keen interest in the research topic and you have to have the patience to conduct the experiments and to learn the techniques that you might not yet have mastered.
Don’t hesitate to email me if you are interested.